Appropriations Bill Calls For $335M Increase To FDA

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would receive $335 million more than it did last year under an omnibus appropriations bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday, a plan that would bring the agency's total budget for the current fiscal year to $2 billion.

The budget increases for the year ending Sept. 30 are intended to help the FDA improve the safety of domestic and imported food and medical products, according to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Obey, D-Wis., who released the figures.

The wide-ranging appropriations bill...
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